BRÈVE MATINALE – All safely arrived 27-07
July 27, 2016 11:50
As the final three Class40 boats at sea arrived in Saint-Malo safely overnight and earlier this morning, this 9th edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo can wrap up in style, with the closing celebrations starting at 5:00 p.m tomorrow in the Transat Village on Saint Malo’s Quai Duguay-Trouin wharf. Bertrand Guillonneau on Matouba finished the race in 17th position in 16 days, 6 hours, and 38 minutes. Olivier Roussey on Obportus 3 took 18th place after managing to maintain a two-hour lead over Stéphane Bry (Sirius), who finished nineteenth this morning. Crossing the Atlantic is no mean feat, yet all of the boats in the Class40 fleet succeeded in the challenge of sailing from Quebec City to Saint-Malo. Only the unfortunate Sidney Gavignet, whose MOD 70 Musandam Oman Sail capsized off the coast of Newfoundland, had to retire from the race. It’s time to thank and congratulate all of the formidable sailors involved, notably the respective class winners. Let’s hear it for Yann Guichard in the Ultimate Class (with a new overall race record to boot), Lalou Roucayrol in the Multi50 Class, Class40 winner Gonzalo Botin, and Open50 Class winner Luc Coquelin. Roll on, 2020!